Google recently launched the sixth iteration of its successful Nexus Smartphone series. There are few things which are pretty different in this year variant as compared to earlier variants of this series. Nexus 6 is the first Smartphone from Google of phablet niche and also the first Nexus Smartphone which price tag is above $500. So definitely this series is not pocket-friendly anymore. Nexus 6 is also the only Nexus Smartphone which is high end in the true sense, and every aspect of the device shows its high end.
Now this device has to face a tough competition in phablet niche because two giant Smartphone companies already launched their flagship devices of phablet niche. Apple launched iPhone 6 Plus while Samsung launched Galaxy Note 4. No doubt Samsung is currently leading phablet niche because Note 4 is the fourth device of Note series while Apple and Google launched first phablet devices.
Today we will compare the first phablet from Google and Apple. On release, Nexus 6 surely will be gunning directly for iPhone 6 Plus because both are of the same niche. Let’s have a look on how both Smartphones will be competing in the market and which device will be beating other in Specs, design and other aspects.
Google Nexus 6 beating Apple iPhone 6 Plus in this category because its 5.9 inches display is powered by a Quad HD screen resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. On the other hand, Apple iPhone 6 Plus is offering a decent full HD display of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. Apple iPhone Plus display is 0.4 inches smaller than Nexus 6 display.
On paper Google Nexus 6 is winning here because it is packed with a 13MP rear camera with OIS feature. Apple iPhone 6 Plus is packed with an 8 Mega pixel camera. But let me made it clear Mega pixel difference doesn't indicates the real quality of camera because in testing iPhone 6 Plus camera out performed the Galaxy Note camera.Apple Smartphones has an extra ordinary OIS system that’s one of the reason we can’t claim its defeat in camera section.
In this category, I am sure Apple iPhone 6 plus will take lead here because Nexus 6 is featuring a gigantic display of 5.9 inches and many Nexus fans are disappointed because of its large display and many doesn't prefer large display above 5 inches. On the other hand Apple iPhone 6 plus is more slimmer and light weight as compared to Nexus 6. Overall iPhone 6 plus wins here.
Although Nexus 6 design is much improved and looks great but Apple design wise taking the lead. Apple iPhone 6 plus exceptional design paved the way of success for Apple first phablet. Build material of iPhone 6 plus design gives more luxurious look than Nexus 6 build material.
In terms of processor Nexus, 6 certainly takes the lead because Nexus 6 is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 processor with a clocking speed of 2.7 GHz which is nearly double than iPhone 6 plus because it is powered by a dual-core A8 processor with a clocking speed of 1.3 GHz. Google selected the most powerful chip-set available in the market while Apple introduced its second iteration of 64-bit chipset.
Google Nexus 6 is packed with a 3220 mAh battery It is impossible to make a comparison here because we have yet to test Nexus 6 hands on. Apple iPhone 6 hands-on shows good result for iPhone 6 plus. Apple phablet is packed with 2915 mAh battery.
Storage and memory
Google Nexus 6 leads here because it is packed with 3GB of RAM while Apple iPhone 6 Plus is featuring 1GB of RAM. Apple is confident regarding 1 GB of RAM because their devices performs well even with low internal RAM. Nexus 6 max native storage will be 64GB while Apple iPhone 6 Plus max native storage will be 128GB.
Well, this category is an open choice for buyers. Both Smartphones are running different operating system. Apple iPhone 6 Plus is packed with iOS eight which is no doubt got a positive response both from gadget experts and critics. On the other hand, Nexus 6 is packed with latest Android Lollipop which initially released as a developer preview and now full version is live with Nexus 6 launch. It’s clearly a matter of choice for buyers. We can’t claim which one is better and why you should choose anyone of above-mentioned OS.
No doubt this year Google’s Nexus 6 Specs sheet is extremely impressive and in many categories Nexus 6 takes the lead over Apple iPhone 6 plus. Google itself gives a clue that Nexus 6 will be directly competing with Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus.
Nexus 6 outshines Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus in camera, processor and display quality. Front-facing Speakers of Nexus 6 are pretty attractive, but Apple iPhone 6 Plus takes the lead when you are considering native storage and design of the device.
Nexus 6 is admired by nearly every gadget expert. Apple iPhone 6 Plus is offering high-end Specs with a beautiful design but on paper Nexus 6 is leading in terms of Specs.